Posts by author: lorrie.macy

Are all recruiting agencies the same?  Absolutely not.  Hire EQ takes a unique approach to how we hire, to how we structure our fees, and to how we find great people.  

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Reading an article on Inc. today I came across a great piece of advice from Google recruiter (and author of Purple Squirrel), Michael Junge.  Though he focuses on recruiting for a very large, Fortune 500 Company, he has a few tips that companies of any size can use to find great people. All of his […]

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Pitch Perfect

March 12, 2013 by

Enter building, head left, take a right, and press the button.  Doors open, step in.  “Twelve, please.”  Button pressed, eyes met. “Are you interviewing for that new firm on the twelfth floor?” “Yes.” “Great.  What do you do?” …And, GO! Time to deliver–in the truest sense of the phrase–your elevator pitch. What follows will either […]

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What’s in a Name?

January 3, 2013 by

Because our clients span all industries and we source for jobs ranging from entry-level to upper management, we have seen our fair share of confusing, unrepresentative and non-descriptive titles.  As frustrating as this is, as HR professionals, we are tasked with being the great translators and matchmakers for whatever comes across our desks anyway. What some organizations […]

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CareerBuilder recently published the results of a study they conducted among 1,087 people who are employed (full-time, not self-employed).  Their study (very generally) found that “the days of the passive job seeker are over.”  Within that, the findings were broken down into a few general areas: –          Candidate profiling –          Generational differences –          Research habits […]

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Network.  It’s strange to even see that word today when it’s not preceded by the word “social,” isn’t it?  Networks, the old-fashioned, face-to-face warm-bodied human versions, still exist and there is still real value in them. Humans are relational creatures, naturally drawn to others by some common interest or quality.  Be it gender, heritage, profession, […]

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Military Skills Translator

September 10, 2012 by

A few months ago, we posted a blog about the “Hiring Our Heroes” movement that’s aimed at getting military veterans back to work.  With so many qualified, dependable former service men and women out of work, the disparity had boiled down to one thing:  miscommunication.  Veterans have struggled to translate their skills to the civilian […]

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Seasonal Hiring Trends

August 28, 2012 by

The start of fall is just around the corner.  With the new season will come cooler weather, more school bus traffic, and fewer hours of daylight.  For some employers, it will also mean more hiring.  Why now?  Why fall?  Well, like most things in life, hiring has seasons and cycles and trends accordingly. According to […]

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Hello!  Are you out there?  Yes, you—the web developer, the front end programmer, the mobile app creator and the HTML5 genius!  Come out, come out, wherever you are. Based on the incredible demand on the technology industry’s talent pool, I’m guessing that you are already behind desks, cubicle walls, and computer screens somewhere.  That’s not […]

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For as much time as we spend sourcing for and interviewing with candidates, we don’t often write blogs geared toward them.  So, job seekers, this one is for you. These tips won’t guarantee that you get a job, but they will certainly help you to stand out in a sea of interviews. Prep Tips: We […]

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